Diskette Drive Checkout

Diskette Drive Checkout

Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, drive, or diskette.
A write enabled, blank, formatted 2HD diskette is required.

  -ATTENTION- Make sure that the diskette does not have more than one label attached to it.
Multiple labels can cause damage to the drive or cause the drive to fail.

NOTE: The data on the diskette is altered during this test. Back up the data on the diskette, or use a blank formatted (error free) diskette.

FDD-1  represents a diskette drive in the UltraBay. FDD-2  represents an external drive.

Do the following to select the test device:
See 'Running the Diagnostics' for details.
  1.  Start Easy-Setup.
  2.  Click on Test
  3.  Press Ctrl+A to enter the advanced diagnostics mode.
     The ThinkPad FRU Connections window appear.
  4.  Click on Exit
     The keyboard layout window appears.
  5.  Click on Exit
  6.  Click on FDD-1 or FDD-2
  7.  Insert the blank diskette when instructed and follow the instructions  on the screen.
  8.  If the controller test detects an error, FRU code 10 appears. Replace the system board.
  9.  If the controller test runs without errors, the drive read/write test starts automatically.
     If the drive test detects an error, FRU code 50 for FDD-1 or 51 for FDD-2 appears.
     If the diskette itself is known to be good, replace the drive.

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